The 2004 version of Windows 10 is scheduled for final deployment in May 2020. However, the launch of the May update could be postponed to late May-early June, following the discovery of a zero-day flaw.
While the 2004 version of Windows 10 is available in preview since mid-April, the final version called May 2020 Update is expected in May, as its name suggests.
According to our colleagues at ZDNet, the Update should be deployed as early as May 12 via a Tuesday patch for developers only.
The release of the final version would be pushed back to May 28th. A postponement possibly related to the discovery of a zero-day flaw to be corrected as soon as possible.
Windows 10 2004: Possible Delivery on May 28th
The information comes from Mary Jo Foley, a journalist for ZDNet who is always very well informed about what goes on behind the scenes at Microsoft. However, the journalist does not give any details about this security hole.
Again this week, Microsoft had to revise its plans due to a problem with the NPLogonNotify API notifications (accreditation and logins management). A new version of the May 2020 update was now required:
“Today we are releasing Build 19041.208 for Windows Insider in the Release Preview channel. While we originally thought Build 19041.207 would be the final version, we made the decision to make an additional correction that we felt was important before making the May 2020 Update available to everyone” the company explains on the Windows blog.
She goes on to say: “We believe Build 19041.208 is the new final version and we still plan to continue to improve the overall May 2020 Update experience on customers’ PCs as part of our normal duty cycle” the manufacturer concludes.
As a reminder, this May 2020 Update brings a host of new features, starting with a redesigned explorer search engine, the ability to disassociate Cortana from the taskbar, a new task manager, and notable improvements to the Settings module.